I had a nightmare while on vacation.
A roadside attraction - a recreated pioneer boomtown - that lures families, and then conspires to separate children from their parents.
Distractions abound. A ribboned bonnet, the blacksmith’s anvil, the clomp of boots along the boardwalk, a spinning weather vane, a face in the window of an empty church.
You tell them to stay close. They promise they will.